Raul D’Mauries is an artist in the Bay Area. His work has been featured across California. A self-taught artist, Raul began painting with oils and acrylics in 2005. Surreal artists such as Salvador Dalí and René Magritte are major influences, but Raul defines his style as “low brow” or pop surrealism. He continues to experiment with different styles and mediums to improve his techniques.
Raul’s art will be featured at 3Dot Art Gallery in Alameda California for the month of October (2017). 3Dot Art Gallery is one of the businesses featured in Alameda’s 2nd Friday Art Walk. Check it out to see what other art events are happening. During the month of October, 3Dot’s neighbor gallery, Studio 23, will present it’s popular UV Blacklight Art Show. If you’re in the Bay Area, don’t miss a fun, free and sensory filled experience at both 3Dot Art Gallery and it’s sister gallery Studio 23!
Anna Dittmann is a young illustrator from San Francisco with a talent for creating enigmatic portraits. She has been artistic from a young age, but became serious about her art when she discovered Photoshop at the age of 13. Anna’s love of nature and biology is a recurring theme in her work. Her pieces evoke a sense of mystery through her delicate and ethereal style. She creates soft pieces that emit organic natural elements, mythology and movement.
This is my personal favorite. I am partial to anything octopus!
Also known as PHOTOFLAKE, Anja Stiegler is based in Wolfsburg, Germany. Trained as a multimedia engineer, she began dabbling in photography and image editing in 2006. She is completely self-taught, but her passion for the medium shows in her surreal, dreamy work. Her photographs often portray women in surreal, stunning landscapes producing a magic world. She makes the impossible seem possible.
Most of Anja’s images are a mixture of surrealism and conceptualism. She imbues her work with feelings and emotions by using a combination of colors, light and imagination. Her inspiration stems from music, everyday life, and other artists like Rus Anson, Tim Walker or Annie Leibovitz. Anja is open-minded to new projects and collaborations with other artists.
Caras Ionut is a Romanian photographer and digital artist who excels at digital art and photography. He creates images that are both beautiful and surreal. Ionut says that his imagination and his work are captivated by dreams and by the autumn and winter seasons. He creates dream-like moods in his works with a combination of soft, hazy colors and impossible subjects of beautiful compositions.
It is never too late to change directions in life and begin following your dreams… I should know. I’m doing exactly that. But, photographer Kylli Sparre is a perfect example of this – she discovered that she wanted to be a photographer only after completing professional ballet school.
“When the studies were over, I realized it wasn’t the path for me. I have been searching for an outlet for my creativity ever since. [A few] years ago I found it in photography and never looked back,” writes the artist on her website. The influence of her professional ballet experience is clear in her current photography work – the models in her surreal and dream-like pictures are filled with grace, effortless poise, elegance and beauty.
Korean artist Jee Young Lee uses a small studio in Seoul as her canvas. She designs emotionally and visually intense scenes that take weeks to months to complete. After ensuring perfection in every detail, she inserts herself into the scenes to complete these amazing self-portraits. The sets and her presence tell a story about her personal experiences or traditional Korean fables resulting in works of deep reflection and trips into the psychological realm.
Jee Young’s amazing work will be on display at the OPIOM Gallery in Opio France from Feb. 7 to March 7, 2014.